Get a quick overview of the types of fabric we currently stock. You will get more detailed and specific information on each individual product page on the site.
Ankara also knows as Kitenge but more commonly called wax print fabrics. These are 100% cotton and typically come in lengths of 6 yards (5.4 metres) or 12 yards (10.8 metres).
They are available to purchase by the yard or as whole bundles
Our current stock is printed in Ghana, Nigeria and Tanzania
We stock GTP, Nichem and Nidatex brands
CARE: Wash at 30 degrees celsius and iron on medium.
WEIGHT: 120 gsm approximately
Check out our blog post on how to get rid of the manufacturers’ label.
Adire refers to our tie dye and batik fabrics.
These are 100% cotton and typically comes in lengths of 5 yards (4.5 metres) and 48 inch widths.
Our current stock is from Nigeria, Ghana and Tanzania
CARE: Wash at 30 degrees Celsius and iron on medium.
WEIGHT: 120-130 gsm approximately
Kindly be aware that no two pieces are exactly the same and there may be variations between batches.
Aso-oke refers to our loom woven strips of thick fabric.
They are usually cotton or silk and typically come in bundles of about 16 metres. Available to purchase by the metre of as a bundle.
Our current stock is from Nigeria
CARE: Spot clean
Find out a bit more of the history and uses of Aso oke here
Shweshwe is a print fabric from South Africa.
They are 100% cotton and typically comes in lengths of 40 metres and available to purchase by the metre
We stock the 3 Cats Shweshwe brand
CARE: Wash at 40 degrees Celsius and iron on medium (Shrinkage approximately 8%)
WEIGHT: 158 gsm approximately
Original shweshwe comes stiff and starched and the recommendation is to wash them at 40 degrees celsius before sewing. This gets rid of the starch and makes them soft.
Shweshwe also has a distinctive smell which will wash away after a few washes. It is also a great way to know that it is authentic!
Find out a bit more of the history of shweshwe here